Showing posts from October, 2016

Beef koftas with yoghurt garlic sauce

As the weather gets warmer and days longer, beef koftas with salad is one of my favourite dishes to make. With the yoghurt garlic sauce, these koftas are packed with aromatic spice and flavour. You can also cook these koftas on a stick, one of the most basic, ancient forms of cooking. It also makes it a lot of fun to eat and the kids will love it. Ingredients: 1 kg mince beef 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely ¼ cup bread crumbs 1 ½ tablespoon ground cumin 2 tablespoon yoghurt (heaped) Juice of ½ lemon 1 onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon salt Pepper to taste Yoghurt sauce: 4 tablespoons yoghurt 1 small cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon Method: Mix all the kofta ingredients together Shape into short sausage shapes Heat a non-stick pan until hot Place the koftas on the pan and turn the heat to medium Cook until brown on all sides – approximately 3 minutes on each side Don’t overcook – cut

Salted caramel cookies

This salted caramel cookie has been inspired by a Land O Lakes recipe. The cookie is short, the caramel sweet and creamy and the salt brings a nice balance. Plus Mr Bball loves salted caramel so he loved them!   Ingredients: Cookie: 2/3 cups unsalted butter ½ cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups all purpose flour Caramel filling: 125g sweeten condensed milk 2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt Salt to taste Method: Cookie: Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla with an electric beater until creamy Add flour and mix in thoroughly Refrigerate for 1 hour Meanwhile, heat oven to 200 degrees fan forced Shape cookies into small bowls – the cookie dough is very crumbly. Don’t worry – handle with care though Once all the cookies are rolled out place your thumb (or the bottom of an egg) in the middle of each cookie to make a well – the cookie may crack. Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes or until brown Let the cookies cool. Caramel fi